Typhoon-hit Railway Station Near Tokyo Congested

Typhoon-hit railway station near Tokyo congested

Commuters had to endure long lines at a key railway station near Tokyo on Tuesday where the escalators and automatic ticket gates were not operating after being damaged by Typhoon Hagibis.

East Japan Railway's Musashi-Kosugi Station, south of Tokyo, was flooded at the weekend due to torrential rain.

Sdf Rescuing People In Typhoon-hit Areas

SDF rescuing people in typhoon-hit areas

Japan's top government spokesperson says Self-Defense Forces personnel are carrying out rescue work in Tokyo and seven other prefectures.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, " People's lives continue to be affected by disruptions to power, water and transportation services. Relevant government organizations are doing their best to restore those services as soon as possible. The government dispatched personnel ahead of the disaster to local governments. They are now cooperating with Self-Defense Force personnel in collecting information on the damage."

Typhoon Hagibis Could Hit Japan Over The Weekend

Typhoon Hagibis could hit Japan over the weekend

People in Japan are bracing for Typhoon Hagibis, which could hit a wide swath of the country over the weekend.

Forecasters say the storm could pass directly over the greater Tokyo area, one of the largest urban centers in the world. Weather officials are urging people to be prepared for gale-force winds and heavy rain.

Japan Patrol Ship Crew Says N.korean Boat Hit Them

Japan patrol ship crew says N.Korean boat hit them

The crew of a Japanese patrol ship says a North Korean fishing boat suddenly approached it and came into contact with the vessel.

The patrol vessel of the Japanese Fisheries Agency and the North Korean boat collided on Monday in Japan's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan about 350 kilometers off the Noto peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Exterior Of Quake-hit Kumamoto Castle Repaired

Exterior of quake-hit Kumamoto Castle repaired

Media have been invited to view the renovated exterior of an ancient castle tower in southwestern Japan, which was seriously damaged by earthquakes in 2016.

Journalists were ushered into part of the grounds of Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto Prefecture on Sunday, ahead of a special sightseeing tour scheduled to start next month.

Tropical Storm May Hit Japan On Weekend

Tropical storm may hit Japan on weekend

Another large tropical storm is approaching Japan. It may affect wide areas across the country over the three-day weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says Tapah is moving westward over waters south of the southern island prefecture of Okinawa.

Tropical Storm Tapah May Hit Japan

Tropical storm Tapah may hit Japan

Another large tropical storm is approaching Japan and expected to gain strength. It may affect wide areas across the country over the three-day weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says tropical storm Tapah is moving west-northwest over waters south of Okinawa.

Tropical Storm May Hit Japan On Weekend Again

Tropical storm may hit Japan on weekend again

Another large tropical storm is approaching Japan. It may affect wide areas across the country over the three-day weekend.

The Meteorological Agency says Tapah is moving westward over waters south of the southern island prefecture of Okinawa.

Donated Relief Goods Arrive In Typhoon-hit Town

Donated relief goods arrive in typhoon-hit town

Relief goods donated by people across Japan are arriving in a typhoon-hit town in Chiba Prefecture.

The town of Kyonan, east of Tokyo, was badly affected when Typhoon Faxai made landfall in the region early on Monday morning.

Phone Services Remain Limited In Typhoon-hit Areas

Phone services remain limited in typhoon-hit areas

Japan's mobile carriers say their phone services remain limited in Chiba Prefecture, as well as some other areas, mainly in the Kanto region. They cite antenna towers that have been left without power by Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall early Monday.

NTT Docomo says that as of Wednesday afternoon, its mobile phone connectivity is poor in 43 municipalities of Chiba Prefecture, as well as five in Kanagawa and one in Shizuoka prefecture. The islands of Oshima and Niijima, which are part of Tokyo, are also experiencing connectivity problems.

Japan Budget Requests To Hit Record High

Japan budget requests to hit record high

Japanese government ministries and agencies are expected to seek a total of about 105 trillion yen, or 990 billion dollars, in budget requests for the next fiscal year. It is the highest figure ever.

The requests will be submitted to the Finance Ministry by Friday.

Krosa Expected To Hit Western Japan

Krosa expected to hit western Japan

A severe tropical storm may make landfall in western Japan on Thursday, bringing torrential rains, violent winds and rough seas.

The Meteorological Agency estimates that Krosa was situated 280 kilometers southeast of Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Krosa Expected To Hit Western Japan On Thursday

Krosa expected to hit western Japan on Thursday

A severe tropical storm may make landfall in western Japan on Thursday, bringing torrential rains, violent winds and rough seas.

The Meteorological Agency estimates that Krosa was situated 300 kilometers southeast of Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.